Scott's Run Nature Preserve - Outer Loop
ElevationAscent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 315' 96 m
Low: 66' 20 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A nice and easy loop around the nature preserve.”— Chris Kroehler
After finding the Scott's Run Waterfall, you'll turn east along the Potomac River. This trail is has a lot more roots and rocks so watch your footing. Slowing down may be required in some areas.
Before the Potomac Heritage Trail - Scott's Run dumps you out into a neighborhood; you'll need to take a connector trail to the right which bring you to the Oak Trail. There will be a trail map at the intersection if you're confused. Follow the Oak Trail until turning right on the Stubblefield Falls Overlook Trail. This trail brings you down to the smaller parking lot where you'll turn right again and follow the Parking Lot Connector Trail back to your car.
The interior of the Preserve has some nice views and nicely maintained trails. Bring the Hiking Project mobile app and explore it.
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Land Manager: Fairfax County, VA - Park Authority